• Released
  • November 12, 2010
  • (Limited 11/12, Expands 11/19)
  • PG , 1 hr 29 min
  • Documentary
Cool It Synopsis
Danish researcher Bjorn Lomborg has an alternative view on dealing with global climate change.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Cool It -- complete with its own slide show and witty graphics -- amounts to a devastating rebuttal to Gore-ism.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely get your head spinning.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
To devotees of Al Gore's prophecy of a soon-to-be-parboiled Earth, "Skeptical Environmentalist" author Bjorn Lomborg is the devil. So what...
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Timoner attempts - with talking heads, travelogues, and a little alarmist flair of her own - to articulate Lomborg's central idea that not...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The telegenic Lomborg is the on-camera "star" of the show, while his angry critics growl on cue.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

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It is at its best when examining alternative sources of energy and how their development has consistently been thwarted by the energy...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cool It arrives having been labeled the anti-"An Inconvenient Truth." It is. But not in the philistinistic way you'd expect.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While Lomborg is an engaging though sometimes smug subject, director Ondi Timoner allows a coterie of scientists to spend too much time...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Narrated by Lomborg, the movie uses lecture excerpts, clips of terrified schoolchildren and interviews with (mostly) like-minded scientists...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Despite some interesting ideas, Cool It's conventional camerawork and unexceptional editing don't contribute much additional value to a...
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Cool It

By pbrabbit
This should be seen by everyone who wonders whether the world as we know it is ending. The close-ups are a little too close, but all in all, the subject matter is superbly rendered....

If you have questions about global warming

By yeakat
Great movie with rational and reasonable solutions for global warming...

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Rated PG | For thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Controversial but hopeful global warming documentary.
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